cardiac arrest

A person administers chest compressions.
February 15, 2023

Someone experiences cardiac arrest every 90 seconds in the United States, translating to about 360,000 cardiac arrests per year, says UW Medicine cardiologist Dr.

February 15, 2023

A person's chance of surviving cardiac arrest is significantly higher if a bystander calls 911 and applies chest compressions.

October 11, 2019

Newborns with this genetic mutation succumb suddenly to heart failure because they are unable to process milk. 

June 24, 2019

UW Medicine cardiologist will lead one of four U.S. centers focused on better understanding risk factors of the life-threatening event, and enhancing survival.

June 19, 2019

'Alexa, monitor my heart.'  Researchers design artificial-intelligence system to recognize ominous gasps for air.

May 1, 2018

Regional variation seen in patients’ participation; nationwide uptake is ‘disappointing,’ UW Medicine cardiologist says

picture of CPR training
August 30, 2017

(Downloadable video and script) Dr. Graham Nichol discusses study findings showing that predominantly black neighborhoods have a lower rate of bystander resuscitation in incidents of cardiac arrests.  

August 30, 2017

CPR and defibrillation from bystanders is less likely in neighborhoods with predominantly black residents, leading to worse chance for survival

Seattle-King County is one of the best areas in the world to have cardiac arrest. Its survival rate of people who undergo cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, outside of hospitals is 19.9 percent.


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